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News 22.02.2019

Best GC result for Fabien Doubey, Vallée sprints 6th in final stage

The final stage in the Tour of Oman (2.HC) turned out in the expected bunch sprint. Boris Vallée was the appointed man for team Wanty-Gobert. Vallée sprinted nicely to a 6th place. Giacomo Nizzolo was the fastest. In the final GC our Fabien Doubey kept his 8th place. For the 25-year-old French rider it is his best performance in a stage race in his 3rd year as a pro.

Fabien Doubey: "This Tour of Oman developed pretty well for me and the team. The third stage was a key moment. I did not get trapped by the echelons. I could hang on to a nice result on the finish at the top (16th) despite being put aside by a competitor at the foot of the climb. I then realised that a good overall ranking was possible."

"Then I focused on the Green Mountain, which I know well. I was able to accompany the best riders until the final hectometres. In the sprint I did not miss much to grab a top 5 finish. But this 8th place in the stage and the final general satisfies me. This confirms my good winter and my linear progression from year to year."

"I am always happy to get a top 10 overall in this Tour of Oman where the level is rather high. I showed the team that they were right to trust me in this role. I hope now to maintain this level throughout the season, and why not go get a podium or more in the upcoming weeks. Next races: the Drôme and Ardèche classics."

Stage 6

1. Giacomo Nizzolo

2. Sonny Colbrelli

3. Davide Ballerini

6. Boris Vallée

43. Fabien Doubey

60. Thomas Degand

62. Marco Minnaard

66. Bart De Clercq

75. Jérôme Baugnies

 

Final GC

1. Alexey Lutsenko

2. Domenico Pozzovivo + 00:44

3. Jesus Herrada + 00:47

8. Fabien Doubey + 01:31

29. Thomas Degand + 10:12

47. Bart De Clercq + 18:24

50. Marco Minnaard + 19:46

92. Jérôme Baugnies + 37:10

113. Boris Vallée + 56:49